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Basically every episode ever.

Kristen Jeffers and Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman are two urbanists with years of experience studying, commenting on, and creating urban spaces.

We come from varying backgrounds — and two different cities — but share a love of livable urbanism for everyone. Coming from the perspective we like to call “third wave urbanism”, we wanted to talk about the new normal of human-scale urban thinking from a female point of view.

We sincerely thank you for checking us out, and hope you like what you hear!

Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman
Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman is an urban anthropologist and the director of THINK.urban in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A “professional people-watcher”, she observes the story of a place — be it a street, park, or plaza — in order to better inform the built environment. Previously, she has worked for Project for Public Spaces and City ID, and conducted an ethnography of the Occupy Portland camps. She has a Bachelors in Anthropology from Arizona State University and a Masters of Urban Studies from Portland State University. It is her belief that through applied anthropology, we can create happier and healthier cities for humans.

Kristen Jeffers
Kristen E. Jeffers is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Black Urbanist, a project of Kristen Jeffers Media. She holds a Master of Public Affairs focused on community and economic development from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, and a Bachelor of Arts in communication with a concentration in public relations from North Carolina State University. She has presented at the annual Congress for New Urbanism on civic pride, cultural diversity, and the power of grassroots in communities, and has been featured in numerous publications.

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